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Environmental Assessment Ruby River Channel Restoration Project

01/29/2012

Development, Improvements, and Enhancements

The Future Fisheries Program is proposing to provide partial funding to a project designed to restore a 2,026-foot reach of the Ruby River that had been historically straightened by lengthening the channel and returning meanders to the plan form. The project also calls for relocating some livestock feeding corrals currently encroaching into the riparian corridor. The intent of this project is to enhance aquatic habitat and trout populations, improve water quality and enhance the riparian vegetative community. The project site is located approximately one mile south of the community of Alder in Madison County.

Contact Information

Mark Lere, Program Officer Habitat Protection Section Fisheries Bureau Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks 1420 East 6th Avenue Helena, MT 59620 Telephone: (406) 444-2432 e-mail: mlere@mt.gov